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Liveblog: Stars vs. Kings 03/26/09 Happy Edition

March 26, 2009

You can pretty much count on these for every game remaining this season (unless a personal obligation gets in the way).  Prepare for another interesting/close game between these 2 teams.

1st period

Positive #1: Daley was at least able to leave the ice upright.

Positive #2: Kings take a penalty.  WOO!! (bout 15:00)

Positive #3: Stars managed to kill the Kings power play.  Phew

Positive #4: Fishsticks out with Robi!!!!

Positive #5: Wandell smiling at the camera.  <3

Positive #6: Kings take another penalty! (7:05)

Positive #7: Barchie finally fighting with Ivanans after he knocked Daley out of the game.

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2009 Calender is now available

December 23, 2008

The 2009 Modern Luxury Stars Calender is now for sale.  They began selling it at the game against the Blue Jackets Thursday and are now available at the Frisco Star Center as of yesterday.  Other Star Center’s should have it within the week I believe.  Being that I am currently without a scanner, I will just tell you who is what month

  • January – Nicklas Grossman & Matt Niskanen
  • February – Steve Ott
  • March –  Joel Lundqvist & Loui Eriksson
  • April – Mike Modano
  • May – Sergei Zubov
  • June – Jere Lehtinen
  • July – Marty Turco
  • August – Stephane Robidas
  • September – Trevor Daley
  • October – Brad Richards
  • November – Mike Ribeiro
  • December – Brenden Morrow

In other news, the Stars lost in overtime Saturday 5-4 against the Ottawa Senators.  The good news was that we got 1 point, and since it was an eastern conference team, we didn’t give any points up to a team also fighting for a playoff spot in the west.  The other fantastic news was Jere Lehtinen played and is finally off injured reserve.  Everyone celebrate!

Zubov on injured reserve

December 12, 2008

Russian has, yet again, been placed on injured reserve retroactive to November 28th.  They are saying now that it is a hip injury.  Oh. My. God.  They have also called up Dan Jancevski.  I’m assuming this is because Mark Fistric is still healing from his knee surgery.

Here is the official press release

FRISCO, Tex. – The Dallas Stars announced today that the club has placed defenseman Sergei Zubov on Injured Reserve, retroactive to Nov. 28, with a hip injury. The club also recalled defenseman Dan Jancevski from the Hamilton Bulldogs in the American Hockey League.

Zubov, 38, has collected four helpers in 10 appearances this season, but has missed the last five games as he continues to recover from hip surgery, for which he also missed the season’s first 12 games.

The Moscow native is the highest-scoring Russian-born defenseman in NHL history, and is the only blue-liner in the league to collect 30-or-more assists in each of the last 12 seasons. Zubov ranks 16th in NHL history in assists by a defenseman (619), and 17th among all-time blueliners in points (771), and is third among active NHL defensemen in both assists and points (behind Chris Chelios and Nicklas Lidstrom). Zubov ranks third in Stars franchise history in games played (839) and assists (438), and is just five points shy of tying Bobby Smith for fifth on the franchise’s all-time scoring list (111-438-549).

Jancevski, 27, has skated in 25 games with Hamilton this season, recording a goal and nine assists for 10 points with 34 penalty minutes. His nine helpers are the most of any Bulldogs defenseman this season.

The native of Windsor, Ont., has gone scoreless in six career NHL games, including two last season with Dallas. He also appeared in two games with the Stars during the 2005-06 season, and in two with Tampa Bay in 2007-08.

The 6-3, 218-pound defenseman was originally selected by Dallas in second-round (No. 66 overall) of the 1999 Draft. He was a member of Hamilton’s 2007 Calder Cup championship club, recording 14 points (3 goals, 11 assists) in 22 games en route to the AHL title.

Liveblog: Stars vs. Oilers 11/30/08

November 30, 2008

Why not, I have nothing else to do today.  Might as well share the pain with all the other Stars fan out there.  Liveblog will commense at 4:30, when the pregame starts.

First off, here is some good: 3 Stars players are currently on a point streak

  • Loui Eriksson is on a 4-game point streak, earning 3 goals and 3 assists for 6 points
  • James Neal is on a 2-game point streak with 3 goals
  • Brad Richards is on a 3-game point streak with 1 goal and 3 assists for 4 points

Yes, that is the only positive I can find right now.  See y’all when we play Edmonton.

PRE-GAME

They mention that Sergei Zubov won’t be playing tonight, out with an undisclosed injury.  Fantastic.  He took that weird hit on the boards last game.  He didn’t practice yesterday.  They mention the trade, and Ludy says his stats tell him he’s somewhat of an offensive minded defenseman and is being brought in to possibly help the offense.  Ugh.  Just what we need.  Razor says the Stars need offense, but they don’t.  They need DECENT DEFENSE!  This is our main failure this season.  Get with the program people.

Crazy hair Ric Renner is holding a mask of Razor on himself.  Wow.  I forgot it’s Ralph and Razor night at the AAC night tonight.  At least Ric Rinner understands it’s about defense.  Why is it he’s the only one who seems to be on my side?  The Stars players seem confident that they can work to get themselves into the playoffs.  Good luck guys, seriously.

Mike Modano has been moved to the wing tonight with Brad Richards at center and Loui Eriksson as the other winger.  Modano seems excited, so hopefully this is a good sign.  He seems a little too happy…..I’m scared.

And now they go to Crazy hair who is with Tippett, and Crazy Hair managed to get him to laugh.  Holy shit.  He talks about how Marty needs to play like a top player.  Which is so true.  Crazy hair mentions that when both he and Tippett wear blue they are undefeated.  Oi.  Don’t say shit like that.

And here we go…..ugh.

1ST PERIOD

20:00: Richards, Modano and Eriksson make up the opening line and Oilers start with the faceoff win.

19:30: They have Robi back with Grossman I notice as Grossman lets the puck go through his legs.

19:00: Second line is out now, Ribeiro with Avery and Neal.  Sydor and Daley on the blueline.

17:50: Janik is out with Niskanen.  Petersen, Conner and Parrish is the third line tonight.

17:10: 4th line is out. Barchie and Wilson with Ribeiro, since we really only have 3 centers tonight with Mo on the wing.  Brunnstrom hasn’t been out yet…so I wonder where they plan on putting him since he’s on the list to play tonight.

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Stars get a point in 2-1 overtime loss

November 23, 2008

We got a point, which is still an improvement, especially with Brenden Morrow being out.  And they mentioned that nonstop, everytime moment they could fit it in,  they would.  Just another stab to the gut everytime, as well.  In the pre-game show, they mentioned that the Stars are the first team to have 2 players get a hat trick in their team debut, go us!  Also, Dave Tippett looked very unhappy during his interview.

The stars came out in the first period and seemed to be taking another step in the right direction.  Hiller got his first start against the Stars, since Giguere was pulled 3 of the last 9 starts against the Stars.  Usually, it’s the Ducks that get in penalty trouble, but it was even during the first period.  Avery took a penalty, then got an extra 2 minutes due to his yapper.  And this is what got the Ducks their first goal, the Stars broke down in front of their own net and it was only too easy for Corey Perry to get one past Turco.  And 2 seconds later, Barch and Parros got into it, maybe Barch insulted his mullet and pornstache.  I guess we’ll never know.  Razor found it funny, saying that May must feel like Barch is cheating on him considering they are the usual pair we see fighting when they see each other.  Landon Wilson got his first start with the Stars, and got on the score sheet by taking a penaly for hooking, which the Stars were able to kill.   I noticed during this first period that Brunnstrom is really starting to gel with the team.  He looks a lot more comfortable and confident in his skills at the NHL level.    Avery got into a fight of his own 12 minutes in, when him and Kunitz went.  Avery is looking more like his old self, the guy we signed, minus the stick-in-the-face waving.  Not to be left out, Otter also invited Montador into a fight, and Tippett looked livid on the bench.  A fun side note, the Stars lead the NHL in game misconducts.  At least we’re number 1 in something.   Near the end of the period, the Stars looked like they finally got their shit together, and were going to start the 2nd period with a power play due to Moen taking an elbowing penalty with under a minute left in the first.

The Stars got a 5-on-3 attempt before Moen’s penalty expired, and right before it ended, Eriksson took an interference penalty.  Ribeiro got a nice breakaway during a 4-on-4 but Hiller got there to stop it.  Hiller looked really good against us, I have a feeling we’ll be seeing him in net the next 4 times we play the Ducks.  Avery showed himself to be useful by drawing a penalty on Chris Pronger, that is what I like to see.  10 minutes into the 2nd period, the Stars tied it up with a fantastic goal from Loui Eriksson on a feed from Trevor Daley.  Marty Turco also got an assist on the play.  At one point when the Ducks were on the attack, Marty began scrambling and accidently knocked the net off and the Ducks shoot the puck in.  The NHL made the right call *coughforoncecough* and called No Goal.  At the end of the 2nd period, Chris Pronger takes a second penalty, which means the Stars began the 3rd period on the power play.

38 seconds into the third period, Niedermeyer took a penalty, which gave the Stars a long 5-on-3, but were unable to get anything past Hiller.  The Stars stayed on it.  They looked a lot more trusting, and much more like themselves.  Despite not being able to get a 2nd puck in the Ducks net, they also prevented the Ducks from getting another goal themselves.  This continued into overtime and resulted in the Stars going to another shootout.

  • Brad Richards started, speeding up the middle and getting it past Hiller
  • Corey Perry went wide, and shot it five-hole to tie it up 1-1
  • Sergei Zubov got stopped by Hiller
  • Teemu Selanne, the Finnish Flash, was unable to flash it past Turco to keep it tied
  • Mike Ribeiro tried to go through his legs again, only the puck got a little away from him and Hiller was able to make a save
  • Ryan Getzlaf managed to get it past Turco, to give the Ducks a 2-1 win.

Despite the loss, the Stars played a good game.  But I don’t trust it, I’ve seen this far too much.

The Stars are on the road the next two games, playing Philadelphia tomorrow evening.  They recalled Chris Conner to try to give them more depth with Morrow, Lehtinen and Lundqvist out.

A little gift..

November 22, 2008

First off, the Shitlist has been updated with Dustin Brown and the Hawks.

Since we are all hurting now.  Because…ugh!  UGH IS ALL I CAN SAY!

FROM THIS

TO THIS


What exactly is going on with the NHL All-Star voting?

November 19, 2008

If the trend continues, it looks like the starting line up is just going to be the Red Wings vs. the Canadiens, with a Flame and Canuck thrown in for good measure.  Is something wrong with this picture?  It sure seems so.

It was highly publicized that the NHL was looking into Canadiens fans using an auto-voting program to vote for their team to be in the All-Star game.  I get that, it’s the 100 year anniversary and is being held in Montreal.  The NHL vowed to go through and delete any votes that did not appear to have been cast by an actual person.  But why does it seem the Stars took most of the hurt from this happening.

James Mirtle at From The Rink posted the tallies after the first day of voting, and here were the Stars numbers:

Brenden Morrow: 24,455
Mike Ribeiro: 24,074
Marty Turco: 19,296
Stephane Robidas: 18,855
Mike Modano: 14,543
Sergei Zubov: 9,061

Here are the tallies as of 7:30 this evening:

November 19, 2008

November 19, 2008

Anything wrong with this picture?

“29 Teams Share the Same Nightmare”

November 19, 2008

I couldn’t believe it.  While driving to work, I went to glance up at the Marty Turco billboard that has greeted me every morning for a couple months now, only it wasn’t Turco’s face I saw staring back at me.  His “bricks and mortar” billboard has been replaced with one that will probably give the millions in Dallas nightmares as well.  Yes, I don’t know how they did it, but Sergei Zubov now has his own billboard on Stemmons. 

Picture will come soon…

Liveblog: Stars @ Sharks 11/08/08

November 8, 2008

Hey what is this?  A liveblog?  I figured why not!  Since a lot of people might not get to see the first part of the game.

Check back here at game time!

PREGAME

They’ve got Bob Sturm in studio with Ric Renner, Mr. Hair with Mr. No Hair.  They talk about stringing 2 wins in a row, and how the Ducks and Sharks are the two teams we knocked out of the playoffs last season. (Wow really?  I had no idea.)

Now talking of Russian, that will not make him happy.   They mention that against the Sharks, Marty is 20-7-1-4, so things are looking up.    The ford Trivia question is  “Who has the most career assists against the San Jose Sharks?” with Lidstrom, Modano, Sakic and Selanne being your choices.  We’ll see who the answer is.  And now they’re running the segment on Richards that I have now seen about 50 times.

Razor is interviewing Mark Parrish.  He seems like a nice man!  I like him, especially after last night.  And Joe Sakic wins the battle with 47 assists against the Sharks.  Time for Sturm’s last night (talking about how Marty Turco needs to be a brick wall) and LET’S GET THIS SHIT STARTED!!

1st Period

Ralphie’s tie doesn’t really match his suit, and it bothers me.  In other news (not mentioned on the broadcast), Lehtinen is still a no-go for tonight, Richards is in.

20:00: First up is Otter-Richards-Eriksson.  And my feed looks a little green?  I guess for Stars morale?  Thought it seems to be straightening out.

19:00: Modano out with Parrish and Avery.  Unlike the first line, the Mo line actually got it to the Sharks end.  This is where we need to be guys.  Harder for them to score 5 from that side.

19:33: Ribeiro is out with Morrow and Fabi again. And are doing much better than the first 2 lines, as they should be.  Being that they ARE the ‘top line’.

17:31: and Marleau is leaving after being hit with a puck I believe from another Sharks player.  That sucks for you.  Especially with no Cheechoo.

And I just read on Heika that the Sharks fans boo when the word “star” is said in the national anthem. And people say we’re disrespectful?  First booing the O Canada, now this?

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Stars still own the Ducks, 5-2

November 8, 2008

Thank goodness, that is all that immediately comes to mind when replaying last nights game in my head.  I must admit, I expected them to win.  After having almost a full week to work on their game and get their acts together.

Sergei Zubov returned and played in his first game of the season, and Mark Parrish made his Dallas Stars debut.  What a debut, scoring the 2nd Stars hat trick this season.  Marty Turco looked like the Marty Turco we’ve grown the love over the years.  Well, some of us anyway.

I apologize for this recap not being too thorough, I’m quite busy today.

Let’s see if the Stars can string 2 wins together for the first time since February when they take on the Sharks tonight.